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Woodman Institute Museum

182 Central Ave, Dover, NH 03820-4058
603-742-1038
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Ranked #2 of 7 attractions in Dover
Type: Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- Aug 1, 2013
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Dover, NH
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

My father loves museums and anything historic and the Woodman Institute was a hidden treasure in Dover. I've lived here for years and never checked it out but was glad we did. The volunteers working there obviously are there because they love it and my father really had a great time.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Great way to spend a few hours on a rainy day. My favorites are the polar bear and the garrison house. Also enjoyed the doll collection, the rock collection and the taxidermy.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Woodman Institute Museum is the place to get a history lesson like no other! It's a place that covers the way people lived by visiting the Garrison House, home design was not only for comfort, but it was protection from the various weather conditions and most importantly designed for war between the settlers and the Indians and later on... More

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Fremont
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We had a wonderful time visiting this museum. The 1675 Garrison house alone would have made the visit worthwhile. The museum houses an eclectic but fascinating collection of artifacts in some marvelous historic Dover homes. Our tour guide was a plethora of historical information that just brought Dover and its fascinating history alive. Well worth a visit.

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Dover, New Hampshire, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Wonderful museum housed in four historic buildings, containing a variety of interesting exhibits. Also on site is the Damm Garrison house, built in 1675 furnished with period furniture and artifacts. A treasure trove of historic information. A fun place to visit!

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Wellesley, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Three floors of artifacts and local history in the main building and a 17th century garrison house out back. Very cool!

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Wells, Maine
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15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

They have some great pieces of history, but they tend to be outdated and dusty. I think it needs a little bit of remodeling.

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Rochester, New Hampshire
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Lots of artifacts and history galore Go at your own speed. Low admission price. Lot of stuff packed on small building.

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neworleansLA
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7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

You will be greeted at the door by a huge stuffed bear, this is the tip that this museum is full of charming and beautiful oddities. They have tableaus with Indians, and petrified two-headed creatures in jars. And so much more! And don't miss the garrison house that is preserved in the back. Truly a historic relic and not to... More

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phoenix
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20 reviews 20 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Went to see a tour of the Woodman Museum and was blown away by the fantastic collection that ranges from one of the only remaining 1600's Garrison Houses left in the country to articles from the Revolution, Civil War, Lincoln assassination, World Wars, Cold War, etc. All of it is in the context of the local community and historical figures.... More

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